Preakness hits peak on NBC

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NBC Sports' coverage of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course on Saturday pulled the highest overnight rating for the second leg of the Triple Crown in over a decade.

NBC scored a 6.0 overnight rating, 15 share, the biggest overnight nubmers for the race since ABC hit a 7.8/20 in 1990. The 6.0 rating represents a 30% increase over last year's 4.6/11 on ABC, according to Nielsen Media Research.

NBC's coverage of the 126th Preakness peaked with a 7.8/18 from 6-6:30 p.m.(ET).
- Richard Tedesco